Clan Barclay

Basic Info.

Barclay Clan Crest

Barclay Clan Crest


Crest: On a chapeau doubled Ermine a hand holding a dagger, Proper
Motto: Aut Agere Aut Mori (Either action or death)
Lands: Aberdeenshire, Moray, and Ayrshire
Origin of Name: Placename from Berkeley, England
Clan Chief: Peter Barclay of That Ilk

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Barclay Tartan

Barclay Dress

Barclay Dress

Barclay Clan tartan

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Clan History

Stonehaven harbour

Stonehaven harbour

Barclay History

The Barclays came to Gloucestershire from France during the Norman Conquest. Originally, their name was spelt ‘de Berchelai’, which may be the Anglo-Saxon spelling of ‘beau’ (beautiful) and ‘lee’ (meadow or field). Further more, there was a preponderance of the first names Roger and Ralph among the early Gloucester settlers.

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Clan Lands

Barclay Lands

Barclay Map

Barclay Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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